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Michigan Ballot Measures (1914-1962)

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In the table below of ballot measures, "CI" stands for a Citizen initiative, "CR" for a Citizen referendum, "BI" for a Bond issue and "LR" for a Legislative referral.

1950-1962

Year Measure Subject Matter Description Pass or Fail
1962 NA Constitutional Convention Relative to calling constitutional convention Passed
1954 NA Gaming Permit the legislature to authorize charitable lotteries Failed
1952 NA Apportionment/Redistricting Provide for decennial reapportionment of senate and house of representatives by Secretary of State Failed
1952 NA Apportionment/Redistricting Establishing senatorial districts and providing decennial reapportionment of representatives by legislatures Passed
1950 NA Business Regulation Permit sale of oleomargarine Passed

1930-1948

Year Measure Subject Matter Description Pass or Fail
1948 NA Taxes Modify 15 million limitation Passed
1946 NA Administration of Government Return of portion of sales tax to certain municipalities Passed
1946 NA Administration of Government To permit Wayne County to adopt a charter Failed
1942 NA Administration of Government Permit Wayne County to adopt a charter Failed
1940 NA Administration of Government Establishing anew system of civil service in state employment Passed
1939 NA Election Reform Relative to nonpartisan election of judges Passed
1938 NA Taxes Relative to guaranteeing that gas and weight tax monies be used solely for highways, roads, streets Passed
1938 NA Judicial Reform Non-partisan nomination and appointment of supreme court justices for 8 year terms Failed
1938 NA Administration of Government Increasing County Office terms by 2 years Failed
1936 NA Alcohol Regulation Prohibition after Dec. 31, 1937 Failed
1936 NA Taxes Exempting certain article of food and prepared meals from the sales tax Failed
1934 NA Administration of Government Relative to permitting the adoption of home rule government by counties Failed
1934 NA Election Reform Relative to providing for nonpartisan election of judges Failed
1934 NA Taxes Limiting registration license fees or taxes on all motor vehicles except commercial motor vehicles and motorcycles, and providing for exemptions from certain other taxes Failed
1934 NA Taxes Abolishing the uniform rule of taxation and to permit the classification of property for taxation purposes and an income tax for public schools Failed
1934 NA Taxes Limiting specific taxes upon gasoline and like fuel sold or used to propel motor vehicles, and providing exemptions of certain other taxes for those engaged in manufacturing, etc. gasoline like fuels Failed
1932 NA Taxes Relative to exemption from taxation of homesteads Failed
1932 NA Administration of Government Relative to term of office and apportionment of senators and representatives in the state legislature Failed
1932 NA Taxes Relative to limitation of taxes assessed against property Passed
1932 NA Alcohol Regulation Establishment of a liquor control commission Passed
1930 NA Apportionment/Redistricting Apportionment of legislative districts Failed

1914-1924

Year Measure Subject Matter Description Pass or Fail
1924 NA Taxes Income tax Failed
1924 NA Education Compulsory attendance in public schools Failed
1920 NA Education Compulsory attendance at the public schools of all residents of Michigan between ages of 5-16 years Failed
1919 NA Alcohol Regulation The manufacturing of cider, wine, beer, etc Failed
1916 NA Business Regulation Regulation of beneficiary societies Failed
1914 NA Business Regulation The incorporation, regulation and supervision of beneficiary societies Failed

See also

  1. List of Michigan ballot measures
  2. Michigan ballot initiative news
  3. Michigan Initiative and Referendum Law

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